Brady was not seen on the field as practice began on Thursday, his second excused absence of the week and third in the last six practices.
After the session, Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles told reporters that Brady is set to be away from the team through next week to deal with the personal situation. He will not return until after the team’s second preseason game at the Titans on Saturday, Aug. 20.
“He’ll be back sometime around Tennessee,” Bowles said. “He’s gonna deal with some personal things. This is something we talked about before training camp started. We allotted this time because he wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games.